Sprucing Up The Window Dressing

Sprucing Up The Window Dressing

My first (and favorite if I’m honest) historical novel, To Trust a Thief, got a little face lift recently. My publisher created this gorgeous new cover for it and I just have to share. So Much Pretty!! 😀

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Here’s a little blurb and teaser for you 🙂

Minuette Sinclair thought her biggest problem was getting out of her aunt’s finishing school as a proper Victorian lady. But now she’s pretending to be engaged and her fake fiancé is in debt up to his neck. What’s more, her father is in jail, falsely accused of murder. A legendary lost necklace might be their salvation and Min is determined to find it.

But master thief Bryant Westley is after the necklace too and has every intention of seducing his quirky and beautiful competition. He offers to partner up in the search – even though Min is a distraction he can’t afford.

Min can’t refuse Bryant’s offer either – even when she realizes she’s fallen in love with Bryant. Bryant fears he can’t double cross the young lady he’s come to love. Can they find the necklace together and admit their love before it’s too late?

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Excerpt:

“You won’t tell me?” Min asked.

He brought his gaze up to meet hers, speaking through clenched teeth. “I can’t tell you.”

“Yet you dare question whether or not I’m sharing everything with you.” The hypocrisy was a bitter sting on her tongue, but better that than hand everything to him and get nothing in return.

Bryant leaned in, his lips brushing across her jaw line. Min gasped, her heart pounding so hard she couldn’t breathe.

“Do you think you are the only one distracted here?” he whispered into her ear. “And do you think I believe for a moment you’ve told me everything?” His finger dipped into the neckline of her blouse and trailed along the locket’s chain.

Min jerked back, but he wouldn’t let go.

“The difference, my dear Minuette, is the more I tell you, the more danger I put you in. I’m trying to keep you safe.” He rubbed his cheek against hers. “Why are you hiding things from me?”

“Because I don’t trust you,” Min murmured.

“I don’t trust you either,” he whispered just before his lips met hers.

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Read the first chapter HERE for free!

 


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Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and a knack for explaining complicated things to uncomplicated people. Michelle's non-fiction works include guides on how to write essays, term papers, literary analysis essays, and poetry. She also writes romance with a good dose of mystery and humor, historicals, and a paranormal here and there. When Michelle's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and three very spoiled cats.

2 Responses

  1. ginaconkle2013

    Gorgeous cover!!

  2. That cover is gorgeous! And i love the excerpt!